Yes, Romney's advantage among Independents is high.....Battleground poll had it at like 15. I dont think its quite that high, that might be a post-debate sugar high, but I do think its probably around 8 points or so, which means Obama would need D+4 or D+5 turnout to offset it, D+3 which is the average would not get it done, especially where Romney will get a slightly higher share of GOP votes than Obama does for Dems (there is not much of a difference there, maybe like 90-92 to 88 or so). If there is really more than a 10 point edge in independents, there is no concievable way Obama can win. I dont think its 10+ though, but its in prolly in striking distance of 10.
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